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Ravens optimistic about OTs Terry and Gaither

The Ravens are hopeful that starting offensive tackles Adam Terry and Jared Gaither will be able to play against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Terry suffered a concussion late in the first quarter of yesterday’s 36-7 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles and did not return. Terry, who started at left tackle, was replaced by Gaither, who finished the game despite a badly injured right shoulder.

"We’re not ruling them out at this stage," Harbaugh said. "We think there’s a good chance they’ll be able to play."

Harbaugh was not as effusive when the topic of Trevor Pryce's availability was brought up. The defensive end also suffered a concussion and did not return. "I don’t have enough information to say," Harbaugh said. "We’ll have to see."

Other notes:

• Harbaugh defended the play of the special teams unit, which surrendered its second kickoff return for a touchdown this season. Pointing out Jameel McClain's blocked punt, a punt rush that produced a 15-yard tripping penalty on the Eagles and contributed to a Matt Stover field goal, and punt coverage on DeSean Jackson, Harbaugh said, "I was disappointed with the special teams on the spot after the game. Going back and looking at the tape, I’m pleased with them, believe it or not, because all of the other plays were really good, solid plays."

• Harbaugh said he was prepared for a Gatorade shower toward the end of yesterday's game. But he wasn't prepared for the timing of the bath. "I didn’t think it would come with three minutes left in the game," he complained, tongue-in-cheek. "Talking to the officials, the officials aren’t supposed to be setting up the Gatorade shower, right? So it was shocking that it happened at that point."

• Harbaugh was not moved about the NFL's decision to shift the Ravens’ home game against the Washington Redskins on Dec. 7 to Sunday night. "Couldn’t care less," said Harbaugh, who emphasized that the team is focusing on the upcoming contest against the Bengals. "It doesn’t matter. We’ll be there. We’ll show up on time."

• Linebacker Antwan Barnes stopped Philadelphia running back Brian Westbrook for a 2-yard loss in the third quarter by pulling on Westbrook’s jock strap. Quipped Harbaugh: "I think it’s a testament to the resiliency of some of the football equipment that they’re putting out now."

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